PHILLIPS - Two years ago, the closure of the Georgia-Pacific plant in Phillips left many in the community devastated.
"From a community cultural point of view, it was a disaster," said Stephen Willett, who has lived in Phillips for 41 years.
Georgia-Pacific laid off about 60 workers and shut down a facility which helped give Phillips its identity. The machines which churned out hardboard products like dry-erase boards fell silent.
Willett, a longtime lawyer and school board member, was unwilling to see the community lose so many family-supporting jobs. He got a group together and b...